When you're getting started it can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to learn and there are lots of unfamiliar terms that you come across. So you want to ask question.

What is affiliate marketing?

What is SEO?

How do I do...?

There are many ways to find out the solution to your problem so I've included some of them here.

First look in the Lessons you've been completing to see if you can find the answer there. Just click on Training in the column on the left for easy navigation.



If it's not clear from the lesson itself then read the comments underneath. Chances are that someone else has already asked the same question and it's been answered in the comments section.


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Starbound Premium
Hi,

I'm happy to see this training. It is good for new members. I will direct them here.

Thank you,
Lovetta**
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Lovetta.
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Thanks for Always Verify
David
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
A Picture is a 1000 words Thanx
David
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help David.
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Excellent
David
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Thank you MarionBlack much appreciated
David
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Flash4 Premium
Thanks Marion for all these tips. I have written down heaps.
Cheers Jae ♥
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always a pleasure to help.
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louisaparson Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for updating your training it was very helpful. I loved the flow of it and the screenshots. I learned about the questions feature by probing around. It's nice to have a reference. I added your training to my favorites.

All the best,

Louisa
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MarionBlack Premium
The basics are much the same but the new user interface makes everything look different.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Good plain common sense Marion, thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
Common sense is not always so common :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Good answer and unfortunately that is very true Marion.
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Happy2Learn Premium
Thanks for creating this Marion. Much appreciated
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always a pleasure to share, Glenys.
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks, as there may have to be a lot of updates on the way when others have a look.
Tom.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, we've got a lot to do to bring our tutorials up to date.
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bill808 Premium
Well done. Thank you for your reminder that we’re ever reviews screenshots in a training we need to do an update.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's easier to update a written tutorial than the videos. I've got lots to do now :)
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks so much for the update. I've been here awhile and I did learn a couple new tricks...I always have questions about WordPress and never thought to go to the website. Duh! Thanks.
Debbie
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MarionBlack Premium
There's so much information at wordpress.org, I go there frequently.
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SachiKashi Premium
Always so much helpful information. Thank you so much, this newbie is happy, lol!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome 'Super Granny'
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RCollis Premium
Great job Marion, the update looks fabulous.

Rickg
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks, Rick.
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When choosing a niche in hunting do I specifically go after one product or hunting in general
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MarionBlack Premium
A niche is a group of people with a common interest. You can choose hunting as a broad niche or narrow it down to deer hunting (or whatever).
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Teqius Premium
Hi guys. I'm just getting started here. I created my intro page to a site but there's a dummy comment that I'm having trouble deleting 'just another wordpress site' I'm not sure why its there as I thought I deleted all of it. thanks
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I was wondering if there is a way to connect all your accounts together once your website is made up, like Facebook ,Etsy,EBay,instagram,twitter etc?
Many Thanks Linzi.xx
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@RICH. Premium
There are some third party programs like Hootsuite that can help you manage all your social media accounts. http://www.hootsuite.com
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RonV1 Premium
Another ? on the keyword page. Suppose I'm creating an affiliate site for fishing gear. There will be different types of fishing gear related to the many different types of fishing. On my keyword page, do I make a new category for each type of fishing/gear or do I make a new keyword page for each type of fishing/gear?
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sanketnaik Premium
I have not understood your question properly, but i will try to answer as best i can. You have to make pages for fishing gear reviews, types of fishing, learn fishing and boating, where to fish and boat.
Within reviews of each of your fishing gear, categorise these fishing gears according to their types.
You can structure your websites in different ways as well.
Make sure to check live blogs on fishing and fishing gears available online currently, so you can get even better insights how your website should look, and how you can structure the content properly.
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RonV1 Premium
I just finished the "Creating Your First Keyword Rich Post" lesson and Kyle does the basketball drills keyword page.
In the first place, I'm not sure what basketball drills have to do with affiliate marketing unless he's an affiliate for some training camp.

I guess what I'm wondering, do I need to get all keywords, associated with fishing gear, on one keyword post or do I create a keyword/SEO post for each type/category of fishing.
Or, do I need a completely separate website for each type of fishing.
This old brain is being taxed....I'll keep moving forward and maybe it will make more sense.
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sanketnaik Premium
No worries.
I will explain it to you.

My niche is smart tv.
I will visit the WA keyword tool, the link is here.https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kw_research

I type is "smart tv" in the search box.
Number of results are returned , for example "smart tv" , "what is smart tv", "best smart tv" etc

all the search results you received have some numbers associated with them

1.Searches : this tells how many monthly searches are done by people on google for this term. for example how many searches are done for "what is smart tv" per month.

2.Traffic : This tells how out of the people who are searching for the terms, how many are expected to visit your blog. For example if 50000 people search for term "what is smart tv" per month, out of those how many are expected to visit your blog, so for eg, 15000 is the traffic, means 15000 people are expected to visit your blog.

3.Competition :This tells how many other blogs are targeting the keywords, or in simple words how many people are writing about "what is smart tv" it basically tells what is the competition for the keyword. The higher the competition the difficult it is for your blog to get first page ranking for the keyword "what is smart tv"

4. ignore ppc power and article power, not of much use

5.Dig : If you click on this , it will tell you similar search terms like "what is smart tv". So if i click dig on the keyword "what is smart tv" it will give me simiar keywords like "what is samsung smart tv" , "what is smart box" etc

So how are keywords helpful ?

Well you now know what people are looking for on google, the higher the searches the more you know what people are looking for on google related to smart tv, or in your case fishing.

so what you do with the keywords ?

Well, you write blogs, articles about those keywords. so i can write article about "what is smart tv". Once out of those 50000 people few people start visiting my page, i will upload various affiliate links or ads inside my blogs and monetize it.

I hope i helped you a little in understanding this.

Affiliate marketing is similar to you referring your friend to visit a restaurant you liked.

Why do you refer your friend ?
1. The restaurant and you have a agreement that for each new customer who dines with us, you will receive 10% of what the person has paid for his/her lunch/dinner.

2. You only refere and partner with a hotel if you like the food, so basically what you are doing is telling others i found the food of this restaurant amazing, you should try it out , and in doing so you are earning a commission from the restaurant as well.

Its similar to referring your friends, but here you are doing so with your blog, writing an article about that hotel, and you choose only popular hotels which people are searching for on google.(high searches means more popular keyword).

By going on internet and writing about things you can reach to the whole world if you wanted, because the reach of internet is everywhere. Hence there is lot of earning potential throug affiliate marketing, and this is what is called affiliate marketing.

Cheers
Sanket
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RonV1 Premium
Yes, It helps a lot. Thanks for taking the time. I need to learn to think differently about "keyword".
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sanketnaik Premium
Welcome sir :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Sanket has shared some great stuff here Ron. With your fishing site I would have categories for 'Rods', 'Reels', 'Nets', 'Accessories' and most likely a few more.
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RonV1 Premium
Thanks for the suggestions.
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mrswareagle Premium
I am new to this website, and this concept, in general. I would love to connect with someone experienced who actually makes money as a Freelance Affiliate Marketer. I have no product of my own, at present, but potentially have something in the works, related to photography. That is going to be slow going, and I am looking for something that I can work hard at, and get ahead, as opposed to my current "career" where I work really hard and can't really move forward. Will someone please respond and tell me if it is actually possible to make a decent living doing this with no product of my own? No hype, please! I am looking for a simple and direct answer, with some details filled in.
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bubbletokki Premium
You can absolutely make money here without your own product!! That's exactly what affiliate marketing is!

If you want to private message me some questions, please feel free to do so.

In the meanwhile, I wanted to leave you these bits of info to help you along with your training.

The most comment question I get asked is "what exactly is a niche" and " how do I choose my niche". I made a simple tutorial just for that here: And if you wanted some tips on internet marketing, I made a list for newbies like yourself right here: I hope this helps you out!!

Best wishes,
Heather Montgomery
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Jmenzella Premium
please explain the advantages to owning a domain or using the free domain option?
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MarionBlack Premium
When you have your own domain you own it. When you use the free option WA owns the website.
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Jmenzella Premium
thank you for your response...
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JulieHarris Premium
I've also heard that you'll get indexed quicker without the "siterubix" in the middle of your URL. I decided to go with owning the domain - it's relatively inexpensive at about $14 per year.
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botipton Premium
Good information to pass on especially to new people. Thank you for posting it.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for checking it out Bo.
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dianeburket Premium
As always---great info! Thanks so much.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're always welcome Diane.
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cellhealth Premium
awesome info on all 9 pages. Thanks Marion I truly appreciate finding you here in WA & being a fellow Aussie = bonus ;)
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MarionBlack Premium
There seems to be more and more Aussies joining in here Marie.
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cellhealth Premium
wow really? That's great... someones marketing is working!
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Megastar Premium
Thank you Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always a pleasure Leo.
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Help, my site is unreachable all of a sudden when I was editing it.. i just started editing it today :(
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EDIT : the site became unreachable when I tried to edit the theme...?
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MarionBlack Premium
Contact Site Support. They should be able to fix it for you
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PMindra Premium
So, I have come up against a problem and I do not know how to proceed.

As 'FREE', I developed 2 sites. The process was easy,
I wanted to change the 'Theme.' The 'Theme option was not working well. Every time I I hit 'change theme' thinking that I could get back to original themes...Not the case. System error occurred.

No major issues, guys and gals.
Somehow it will be taken care of.
So far, this program is the best. Kyle and Carson are the best.

Would you not agree?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, WA is the absolute best. Adding new themes comes with premium membership so stick with the theme you have for now. You should be able to activate any of the themes which are already installed.
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ARusu Premium
Helpful Marion, Thank you!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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krazykat Premium
I hadn't seen this one Marion. It's great! Thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
An oldie but a goodie. Thanks for reading.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you Marion. This was very helpful indeed! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you.
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WouterdeHaas Premium
Very useful and complete training! Thanks.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome. Thanks for reading.
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bonniemobile Premium
Thank You, as a newbie, this helps a lot!

Bonnie
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for reading Bonnie.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Your tutorial are wonderful Marion, you are such a fount of knowledge, thank you very much for what you do...enjoy life.
Monte
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Monte. :)
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montewolfe1 Premium
You are welcome Marion.
Monte
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Timard Premium
Very educational Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for reading Tim.
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Indi-Em Premium
Thank you for this excellent tutorial Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Emilie. It's good to see you again.
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NWTDennis Premium
I have found it useful to ask questions on our personal Questions tab rather than in a blog message. I feel you are more likely to get a more experienced response here than from a blog question. I suspect this is because our more experienced members are more likely to respond here than in response to a blog question.

Hitting the wall so to speak can be frustrating, but your organized summary increases chances of a successful problem solution.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for chiming in Dennis. The Questions box is a great way to get help.
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JimintheWeb Premium
Hi Marion
I thank you profusely -I do.
The prob that I had with me (my) site has been resolved. And I saved the match that I had intended to use on it. I figure that the WA techies have eyes & recognized my whining N crying and came to me rescue.
No, no ticket was submitted. I had intended to “fix” this problem myself (meself?).

You mentioned that I “need to be a little more patient”. It’s a guy-thing, not splainable.
I had things to do & places to be @ while I was attempting to be a desk jocky, which I am Not. Sitting in a chair all day, I just do not handle well. Honestly, it wasn’t a “patience” matter. It was (is) more of a frustration matter @ / with myself & my code hacking skills. And so when I fail @ the simplicity of the point-N-click of WordPress, I guess I wanted to beat myself up. So I did go into my garage & removed all focus from WA. If I was a married man (a man with a wife / a woman), I would have gone & picked her up in my arms and carried her off to one of our private spots / places and . . . and . . . and . . . and . . . . . . and then some more of . . . and then . . . . . .
Of course, then she & I would just be still and talk of my “dilemma”. I would definitely have had need of her input.

So thank you, Marion for your advice. Yes, you are right. I may look and smell like an animal, yet I am civilized (somewhat).
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MarionBlack Premium
I still loves ya. ;-)
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Kav Premium
Well said. This is what makes this community great: the multifaceted interactions that take place Thanks.
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MarionBlack Premium
I totally agree. We all help each other to the best of our ability.
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Larry_T Premium
Marion, thanks for the How to Ask a Question Training. It was very good but.................I have this question.... ha ..ha. Not really, just kidding.

Kyle should have used your How to Ask a Question Training as a guide for the Getting Started level training. Getting answers to questions from WA members is a major plus to this training program.

Thanks again
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the giggle, Larry. I agree, this community is awesome.
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MarineMom Premium
Well done and many thanks.
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MarionBlack Premium
:-)
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks Marion, good succinct info.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you for your kind words, Janelle.
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, this is useful, thanks very much Marion. I had hit the "Like" button. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you, Jewel.
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MayuriW Premium
Thanks Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for your comment.
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Loes Premium
Very good, very helpful Marion, I have hit the like button:)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Loes, much appreciated.
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mlshands Premium
A great training Marion and one I'm sure will be helpful to many others!
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MarionBlack Premium
I do hope that the ones who need it read it. Thanks Melanie.
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Judy-B Premium
These are good steps to know. I am bookmarking this. Thank you for taking the time to make this training. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome, Judy.
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Christabelle Premium
Well you certainly covered that subject very well! lol
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MarionBlack Premium
I try. :-)
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SharonAllen1 Premium
good advice.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Sharon.
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Terry661 Premium
This certainly makes things easier for all. Thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you for taking the time to read it.
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Terry661 Premium
Are you kidding? I read everything you post, even though I don't get to reply to many. Don't like to intrude >; )
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MarionBlack Premium
WOW! :-D
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thanks for the post Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure.
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Wardah1 Premium
Important topic , everyone in this community needs to know how to ask questions to get the right answer, you covered a lot of aspects , Thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
You are so kind, thank you.
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JoeMag23 Premium
Nice to meet you Marion. Thanks for following me so I can be a part of your training.
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MarionBlack Premium
Nice to meet you too, Joe.
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DarleneB Premium
That's where I start first. BrooklynPhil is right. You need to find someone that can explain the answer to your question in terms that you understand. Because I'm fairly new to this, some of the answers I see to questions, totally confuse me. Maybe when I've been here for awhile I'll understand what they're talking about.
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JoeMag23 Premium
Hi Darlene. It's funny. You're gonna start talking funny to your friends. Saying things like niche or ebook or SEO plugin. lol. You'll see. Good luck.
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MarionBlack Premium
Just take things one step at a time and when you get stuck follow the advice in the tutorial.
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SoupGypsy Premium
I'm impressed with how much you thought through this whole process. Very nicely done and hopefully helpful to a great many people. Thanks for the lesson..
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MarionBlack Premium
I hope that it helps both the person asking a question and whoever is answering it. The more details the better.
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GWaldron Premium
Thank you Marion, The proper steps to find a solution to problems is important info to have.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, I'm often surprised at the vagueness of questions being asked. Thanks for your comment.
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GWaldron Premium
You are welcome. Thanks again for the post.
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MarionBlack Premium
:-)
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Thanks Marion, great advice and very thorough.
The only thing I would add is to have your own Expert List for specialties and skill sets. Find somebody that can explain the answer to your questions in terms that you can understand, and can relate to where you are in WA lessons.
Too often the answers you get assume knowledge and terms that you haven't learned yet.
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MarionBlack Premium
I agree completely, Phil. That's why I suggested Private Messages as a last resort. I always try to break things down to step-by-step instructions that newbies can understand.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Funny thing happened yesterday, I wanted to see what social media button folks were recommending on their websites. I was in Course 4 Lesson 2, but I wanted more feedback on a specific plugin, so up to the Question bar I go.
I put in my question, hit Enter, and nothing... hmmm.
I tried another Browser, still nothing... that's odd.
I went to Chat next, to see if anyone else was having a problem with the Question bar... nope, everyone was good. I tried again and my question finally went through.
So, my problem was solved, I got some good suggestions for Social Media plugins, the only problem, I had such a good time chatting I never got around to adding my plugin. Today for sure 8^)
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AlejandraB Premium
Always good information here, thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for your comment, Alejandra.
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MMcConnell Premium
So True ....
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, Merle. Thanks for commenting.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Good stuff here, thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you for saying so, Marvin. Much appreciated.
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seesy62 Premium
Very nice and informative
Sam
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Sam, thanks for reading.
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Kathy331 Premium
Nice one Marion. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks, Kathy. ;-)
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rufat Premium
Great. Thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for stopping by.
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VickiB Premium
Thanks Marion some really good advice here.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Vicki.
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boucherda Premium
Marion
Excellent! How often do we forget to do this?
David
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you David. Sometimes we need a little reminder.
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mrpeter Premium
Very useful, sensible advice. Thanks Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for your kind comment.
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JoeMag23 Premium
Ooops, guess i should've kept reading. lol
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MarionBlack Premium
lol :-D
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JoeMag23 Premium
Wouldn't it pull up all the lessons for that subject right away if you put your question in the search bar at the top?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yup! Well mostly...
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Shawn Martin Premium
Very helpful Marion, nice work!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Shawn. I'm looking forward to your next Training module. ;-)
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